A comedy series that has been performing well in CBS’s prime-time lineup has received a pickup from the network for two additional seasons. CBS announced the renewal today for the sophomore series “Young Sheldon,” beginning with the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
“‘Young Sheldon’ is television’s #2 most-watched comedy, behind only its lead-in and precursor, ‘The Big Bang Theory,'” CBS said in today’s announcement. “The series averages over 14.5 million viewers each week.”
“Young Sheldon” stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are the executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, commented in the announcement: “Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, ‘Young Sheldon’ has been a powerful performer for the network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape.”
Added Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming: “The Coopers are portrayed by an amazing cast, and we are looking forward to having the gifted writing staff mine even more of Sheldon’s hilarious backstory and the warm family dynamic that has made this comedy a favorite with audiences for the past two seasons.”